The Florida four-piece have certainly got an appropriate amount of street cred for their time on the scene of course. Many credit them with being one of the pioneers of the modern pop-punk genre, and one of the groups battling to still keep the wobbling genre afloat.
The good thing about going to see the band live, though, is that it doesn’t matter how fragile a state the genre is when you go to the gig. It wouldn’t even matter if they were the only pop-punk group left on the face of the earth when you walked through the doors.
As soon as you hand over a ticket to see NFG, you walk into a time warp; entering a room where everyone in attendance seems to wish they were back in the pop-punk hay days of the early 2000s, at least for a few hours of the night.
When the group sold out the Edinburgh Liquid Room on August 26, the crowd were absolutely insane from start to finish. They knew near enough every word to every song blasted from the stage, they sang along like their life depended on it and they moshed like they’d just discovered the American pop-punk legends a couple months before.